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Roundhay Area Guide for Professionals

An affluent, attractive and highly desirable residential area

Professional accommodation to rent in the Roundhay LS8 area of Leeds includes 1, 2 and 3 bedroom flats, houses and apartments. To determine whether Roundhay is the ideal location for your professional rented accommodation, read on...

Living in Roundhay

A large, sprawling suburb, Roundhay is home to much more besides Roundhay Park. A wide range of stylish period properties and more up-to-date flats overlooking the park and large swathes of North Leeds are complemented by excellent road links, a sizeable number of local employers and an even greater amount of places to wine and dine in style.

Why professionals choose Roundhay

Roundhay has proven popular with professionals in Leeds for decades because of its location near the park and major employers, its almost rural feel and peaceful, laid-back nature. This part of the city is also close by to the ring road which provides easy access to towns and cities such as York, Harrogate and Wetherby.

Where is Roundhay?

Roundhay is in the north-east of Leeds, being three miles north north-east of the city centre. It’s to the east of Chapel Allerton and Moortown, with Shadwell to the north and Gledhow and Oakwood to the south. York is 20 miles north-east of Roundhay and Manchester is 38 miles south-west; Bradford is nearly 10 miles to the west.

Restaurants and cafes in Roundhay

Roundhay has a high concentration of restaurants and cafes along its two main roads - Roundhay Road and Street Lane. For a quick lunch, Haley & Clifford Deli is worth a visit, selling gourmet sandwiches and salads to go, as well as cheeses and meats to eat in store. Jameson’s Cafe & Tea Rooms on Roundhay Road offer more traditional lunchtime treats.

On an evening, a good place for a quiet meal for two is The Deer Park, a modern gastropub on Street Lane which serves seasonal dishes depending on the time of year. The Napa Bar, meanwhile, is a less sedate place to spend a night out, serving wines, cocktails and classic bar food in a lounge-style setting.


Best industries in Roundhay

Roundhay is a major tourism hotspot owing to the park and nearby attractions such as Tropical World and, as such, has jobs in the tourism sector going. Healthcare, digital media, hospitality and law are the other major industries of note in Roundhay.

The biggest employer in Roundhay is Leeds City Council, who run both Roundhay Park and Tropical World. Other employers worth noting include the NHS, digital media firm MadeByPi and Winston Solicitors, a major law firm in Leeds.

Amenities in Roundhay

Roundhay’s amenities are largely concentrated on Street Lane. Here, you’ll find a branch of the Co-Operative, the local post office, Santander Bank and the local branch of Leeds Building Society. There are also shops at the bottom of Roundhay Park, although they’re technically in Oakwood.

The nearest health centre is Street Lane Practice, which is on Devonshire Avenue, just off Street Lane. Chapel Allerton Hospital is just a mile or so away, while Stainbeck Police Station is around a mile and a half west of the Street Lane shops.


Housing in Roundhay

Along Street Lane, historic terraces are the sort of properties you can expect to see. In the surrounding streets, early-20th century semis complete with front and back gardens are commonplace, while near the park, there are a few high-rise penthouses with panoramic views of Roundhay.

Transport in Roundhay

Roundhay’s location means that there are a number of regular bus services along the main roads. On Street Lane, the 2 goes to Roundhay Park and Oakwood eastbound and Moortown westbound, before going towards Leeds City Centre via Chapel Allerton and Chapeltown. The 12/12A and 13/13A stop near Roundhay Park.

By rail, Leeds Station is the nearest place to hop aboard a train, being over three miles away. However, it is easy enough to get to via bus or car. There is limited car parking space along Street Lane and in Roundhay Park

Popular areas near Roundhay


Just to the south of Roundhay, Oakwood is a green and clean part of Leeds which benefits from being along one of the major routes into the city centre. The properties here range from cozy terraces to large townhouses and detached properties, many of which have views of the surrounding areas.


One of North Leeds’ quieter suburbs, Gledhow is a good place to live for any professional who wants to do their own thing in peace. This area does have good links to other parts of the city, making it ideal for anyone with an appetite for the daily commute by car or bus.


Right next to Roundhay, Moortown is a cultured, sophisticated and professional-friendly suburb of Leeds. It has all of life’s essentials - banks, cafes, shops - on your doorstep and also hosts major employers for anyone who doesn’t want to work amid the hustle and bustle of central Leeds.

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